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April 2021

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Map the System brings Waterloo students around the world

On Thursday, April 15th, UWaterloo's top six teams competed in the 2021 Map the System campus finals. For their research on foreign labour conditions in Malaysian palm oil plantations, Muhammed Ahsanur Rahim, Ewomazino IyanuOluwa Odhigbo and Leah Feor received first prize and the opportunity to progress in the competition.

Read Map the System brings Waterloo students around the world, event, then cheer on UWaterloo's top team as they take on the Canadian Map the System finals on May 7th, 2021!

Highlights

Advancing peace takes many hands
This month, the Centre reflected on how grateful we are for the support of our community. Whether you are an individual or represent an organization, you want to reconnect with the University College you called home during your own studies, or you simply wish to support equitable development and entrepreneurship in your community, you can make a difference by supporting the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.

Read Advancing peace takes many hands to learn about the impact of donations to the Centre for Peace Advancement, or donate today.

 
Raising the volume on Unmute

After 26 performances for audiences across Canada, sparking critical reflection and discussions about domestic violence and the role played by bystanders, Theatre of the Beat is thrilled to announce that this is only the beginning for Unmute.

Read Raising the volume on Unmute to find out what Theatre of the Beat has planned this spring.

Saying "Until next time" to the Centre's Winter 2021 co-op students

As the Winter 2021 semester comes to a close, the Centre wishes our departing co-op students a fruitful Spring term as they head back to class.

Thank you to Vicky Hou for her outstanding data management skills, and Kirsten Mosey for spending a fourth semester engaging with the Centre and our community partners. You will both be missed!

Other upcoming events

Attend the end of poverty conference
Join Tamarack Institute from May 5-6th, 2021 to explore proven pathways to ending poverty with professionals from around Canada.

Communities building youth futures national gathering
Register to learn about the latest system-wide solutions for supporting youth at this year's Communities Building Youth Futures National Gathering from May 6-7th, 2021.

Upcoming Space Cafe: Does space need more Canada?
Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares and Research Fellow at the Centre will be hosting Space Café Canada on May 7th, 2021. Register to lean about Canada's future in space.

Map the System Canada Finals
Register to attend the Map the System Canada Finals on May 7th, 2021. Cheer on the UWaterloo campus finalists and teams from across Canada as they compete for a chance to move on to the Oxford Global Finals.

Virtual preview event for 2022 Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters Conference
Join Indigenous and Mennonite scholars, collaborators, community members and musicians for an "event sampler" on May 13th, 2021 ahead of the May 2022 conference.

Employment & engagement opportunities

Project Ploughshares Peace Researcher opportunity
Project Ploughshares is seeking applications for a Peace Researcher intern. For more information, visit the job description. Applications are due by noon on May 14th, 2021.

Participate in the Health Challenge Forum
St. Paul's GreenHouse and Concept are hosting Waterloo's inaugural Health Challenge Forum on May 18th, 2021. Register by May 7th, 2021 to discuss many of the challenges faced by today's healthcare professionals.

Entrepreneurial opportunities through Project Janus
Whether you are hiring for your start-up, or on the search for your next job, check out the new Project Janus job board from the The University of Waterloo's Entrepreneurial Society (ENTSOC).

Fall 2021 co-op opportunity at the Centre
The Centre for Peace Advancement will be hiring a new Communications Assistant co-op for the Fall 2021 term. If you are interested in this position, keep an eye out on WaterlooWorks or email Emily Charron for more information.


Join the PeaceTech Living-Learning Community
Applications for the Spring 2012 PeaceTech Living-Learning Community (LLC) close on May 7th, 2021. Apply today to get involved with this dynamic group of student peace builders.
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The 2021 winners tackled Foreign Labour Conditions in Malaysian Palm Oil Plantations. In addition to $2,000 donated by , these students will move on to the nationals!

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